Advisories, Observation Deck

 

Advisories
January 13, 2009
Quantitative easing (QE) was the name given to the Bank of Japan's activities to stimulate their economy after they hit zero overnight interest rates.
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Observation Deck
January 02, 2009
Contrary to holiday ads screaming, buy, buy, buy... the current sentiment is clearly bye-bye buy.
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Advisories
December 09, 2008
Since when has "return" been a dirty word? Investors are in great pain these days, particularly in the money market arena.
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Advisories
December 09, 2008
On October 14, 2008, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), together with the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve, announced the establishment of the Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program (TLGP) to help restore market confidence and encourage liquidity in the banking system.
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Observation Deck
December 01, 2008
Since at least mid September, all corporate investment options have rightfully received unprecedented investor scrutiny, and corporate debt has been avoided regardless of its underlying credit strength.
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Observation Deck
November 03, 2008
The expression "cash is king" could not be more true than during times of financial distress.
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Observation Deck
October 01, 2008
History is being made before our eyes, we all know that. What we don't know, and certainly wish we did, is how it ends.
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Observation Deck
September 01, 2008
An agent is a person or business that acts on behalf of another entity. In the case of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (let's call them the "the twins" for expediency's sake), that "other entity" is the U.S. government.
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Observation Deck
August 01, 2008
What's a broker to do? Faced with zero client appetite for their high-payout products such as mortgage backed and auction rate securities, the broker business suddenly isn't what it used to be.
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Advisories
July 21, 2008
Mounting prosecutor evidence of misrepresentation and malfeasance in the sales and marketing of Auction Rate Securities (ARS) will pressure the major broker- dealers to ultimately make most of their affected clients whole.
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